Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Vito A. Turso/Belinda A. Mager
Press Release # 14-74, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Starting Saturday, November 1, the New York City Department of Sanitation will re-open a “special waste” drop-off site in Manhattan. The new location, now at 74 Pike Slip, joins drop-off sites in the other boroughs in providing all city residents a place to easily, and safely, dispose of potentially harmful household products such as motor oil, latex paint and batteries.
“Many residents have potentially harmful products in their homes,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “These items can be dangerous if they are left at curbside and end up in a landfill. By taking them to one of our drop-off locations, residents are making a responsible decision and helping to keep our environment clean and green.”
All five drop-off sites will now be open every Saturday and the last Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are open to New York City residents only, and may not be used by commercial businesses. Residents must provide proof of NYC residency to utilize the sites.
Residents may bring the following materials to the Special Waste Drop-Off Sites:
Current Special Waste Drop-Off Locations
For more information, visit: www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of 2,022 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 365 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,000 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.